Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel is one of the most sensational players to enter college football. He had an incredible freshman campaign that ended with him being the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. He will look to continue that success this season, but first he has to steer clear of any offseason troubles.
Manziel has made headlines because of his erratic behavior off the field, but after an incident at the Texas A&M spring scrimmage, should Aggies fans be concerned that their quarterback’s ego is getting out of control?
Following his last of three interceptions, on a short pass into the end zone as he ran into the right sidelines, an exuberant graduate assistant jumped up and down within what appeared to be inches of an irate Manziel. So Manziel shoved him. Players and coaches, who were all gathered along the sidelines, quickly separated the Giddy GA and Manziel before anything escalated.
It was played off as Manziel’s competitive nature coming through, but there is never an excuse to put your hands on a coach or assistant.
There is no doubt that Manziel is a stellar college talent. He may not project well to the next level, but you can’t deny what he has done in college.
Unfortunately for Manziel, he doesn’t seem to be handling the pressure well.
If the Aggies are going to succeed in 2013, they need Manziel to be a leader. They need him to walk the walk of a Heisman winner and keep his focus on football instead of his off-field celebrity. It is proving to be much harder than the team had hoped.
What do you think of Manziel’s incident during the spring game? Should it be cause for concern or was it no big deal? Sound off in the comments section and let us hear your thoughts.